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Painted folding fan with a large flowering branch in the center with a red bird with green and purple wings perched on the top and insects flying close by. On either side is a vignette, on the left a man and woman are having a conversation through an open window and on the right are two men,...

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Oldham Collection; Gift of Esther Oldham to the MFA on June 9, 1976

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Oldham Collection

Chinese (Beijing), Qing Dynasty, 1725–50

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Overall: 27cm (10 5/8in.) Other (open maximum): 41cm (16 1/8in.)

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Medium or Technique

Painted paper; tortoise shell; ivory; mother-of-pearl


Textiles and Fashion Arts